Everything you feed your horse comes with a label, an ingredient list, or a feed tag of some sort. The only thing that doesn't is your hay or pasture, and you can readily find out what's in that by having it analyzed.
But what if the terms on that ingredient list are unfamiliar? What do you do if the information is proprietary? How does each nutrient affect your horse? Are you handy with a calculator so you can determine the ppm, percentages, grams, etc. of a particular nutrient in your horse's diet?
If there is anything you find puzzling about that feed tag or supplement -- ask it at this teleseminar. For example:
- The feed tag says 12% crude protein -- what does that mean? Is 10% CP or 14% CP significantly different? What types of protein sources are in the bag? Do they provide a quality protein?
- Or what about fat? What kind of fat is added to your horse's feed? Is it listed as "vegetable oil?" What is that?
- Do you know which terms are vitamins? Can you tell if there's vitamin E or vitamin D or vitamin B6, or B12, or B2, or vitamin C, or any other number of vitamins added when the names used are in their chemical form and not common words?
- What does it mean when a feed tag says, "plant by-products?" Is that okay or not?
- Probiotics are included in your feed -- is that okay? Are there enough so you won't need a probiotic supplement?
Let's not forget the hay analysis you had done -- congratulations! Now what? What do all those numbers mean? Which ones are important to pay attention to for the insulin resistant horse, or the overweight horse, or the athlete, or the aging horse?
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012 But you do not need to be present -- the entire event will be recorded and you can listen or download it as much as you like, whenever you like.
Time: 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (7pm Central; 6 pm Mountain; 5 pm Pacific)
Duration: One hour of discussion and answering pre-submitted questions, followed by 30 minutes of an open Q&A session for additional questions.
Cost: a very nominal $15 and you can listen over and over again
Can't make it? Register anyway. The entire event will be recorded, including the answers to your questions. The following day, you'll receive simple instructions on how to listen or download the recording.
This is Dr. Juliet Getty's 6th recorded teleseminar and if you've registered in the past, you know how much information is provided. You will come away knowing something new.
Submit advance questions to Dr. Juliet Getty at firstname.lastname@example.org